• Carpenters
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 36,370
    $25,820 range bar $50,710
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures, such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters, made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.

What do they typically do

  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and doorframes
  • Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients
  • Select and order lumber or other required materials
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment
  • Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures
  • Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, and other materials
  • Help erect, level, and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Opening 3,032

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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    License
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Private Training Programs
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